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Frank Adonis, Goodfellas and Sopranos actor, dies aged 83

Frank Adonis, the actor best known for his roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has died at the age of 83.

The news has been confirmed by his wife Denise after Adonis reportedly died at his Las Vegas home after suffering from various health issues which included serious kidney problems. 

“He will be missed. He was a great father and an amazing husband,” Adonis’ wife said in a statement.

“He helped all his friends he could. Great writer, director and actor. He was my best friend,” she added.

Born in Brooklyn in 1935, Adonis racked up more than 40 film credits, is best known for his role as Anthony Stabile on 1990 film Goodfellas. Adonis also appeared in The Sopranos and Martin Scorsese films Raging Bull and Casino. 

Adonis picked up a directing credit for 1998 film One Deadly Road and wrote the script for 2007 film The Woods Have Eyes.

Adonis is survived by his wife Denise and three children.